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It has long been debated and rumored that Digg has an auto-bury feature that would automatically bury specific user’s submissions.

They have for a long time denied any such mechanism exists, but a recent incident with Digg user ‘Nitmeh3′ shows evidence to the contrary… through Digg’s own admission.
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from clifflyon 1886 Days ago #
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Thats nothin’. I have proof Google de-listed our blog the DAY Ed Firmage posted the Senate Impeachment Procedure for Nixon...which he authored in 1974 per the request of majotity Leader Senator Byrd.If you go there, you can see the proof using Google’s very own analytics.THEN, one day last year, we went after Alan Korwin darling of the Gun Lobby, and I am SURE (though I can’t prove it) that they (NRA?) got to Google and had OneUtah.org when you searched "Alan Korwin."I had been watching this post rise up the front page from #10 to #8.  Then one day, POOF.  It was gone.  Today it is somewhere on page 2.  Its is still on page 1 for Yahoo and MSN search.If anyone has any ideas or evidence about this, I would LOVE to hear it.

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from tamar 1885 Days ago #
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clifflyon, why don’t you submit a story to Sphinn instead of spamming Brent’s submission with a totally irrelevant comment?

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from clifflyon 1885 Days ago #
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Thank you Tamar,But Wow!  Maybe I should write an article about how everybody around here is so suspicious.Spam?  Irrelevant?I thought the premise of Brents story is that Digg (the coporation) might be out of integrity by essentially censoring a user.  What did you think it was about?I posted the links to factual evidence of a Google de-listing my blog to CENSOR Ed Firmage.If I were spamming, I’d spam about my employers new platform (manyone.net) :)...which is by the way, a paradym shift TO interest centered (vertical) community publishing.All My Love,Cliff

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from tamar 1885 Days ago #
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Cliff, your first contribution to this site was a comment with a bunch of links about a Google issue.  This story, on the other hand, was not related: it is about Digg’s auto bury.  If you want people to actually give you attention about your Google injustice, go to http://sphinn.com/submit and focus on a genuine submission.  Don’t hijack Brent’s submission to promote your own agenda.

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from clifflyon 1885 Days ago #
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Ok Tamar,I consider myself a pretty smart person, though I will admit, I am new around here.Please help me understand why you insist that my story about google is "hijack[ing]" Brent’s submission.What is Brent trying to communicate?  What kind of comment would be appropriate?And before I take the time to write something for Sphinn per your advice, tell me your real name and your relationship to Brent and Sphinn.Thank you for your patience.Cliff

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from jmaulson 1885 Days ago #
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@clifflyon had I been your boss you’d have been paradigmatically shifted quite a few times by now.

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from tamar 1885 Days ago #
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Cliff, here is a link to get you started: http://sphinn.com/guidelines.phpLet’s think common courtesy here.  If someone personally told a crowd of people (verbally) a story about something Digg related, and I’m brand new to the conversation and unknown to the crowd, would it be appropriate for me to chime in about an unrelated issue?  Let’s remember here that nobody knows me.The same rules for common etiquette hold true here, and here, we call it [n]etiquette.  Your FIRST contribution to Sphinn was laden with self-promotional links (which you or someone else subsequently deleted).To answer your questions: What comment is appropriate?  Something about Digg’s auto-bury, perhaps.  I mean, after all, the story WAS about that.For information about me, you can click on the link that points to "tamar" and see that my handle is my real name.  I’ve nothing to hide, but while this is a side point, I’m also a mod here at Sphinn: http://sphinn.com/staff.phpI hope that clarifies.

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from Gab 1885 Days ago #
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im laughing so hard at the stuff going on in this thread looolz. Tamar, I also would like to know your real name and relationship to Brent :). What sordid secrets have you been keeping?

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from BrentCsutoras 1885 Days ago #
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Tamar’s real name.... wait for it... is Tamar.. and she is a Moderator on Sphinn.So it would probably be good to listen and learn from her rather than debate and argue. It would also be cool if all sides would attempt to use the messaging system more and keep this off the threads. Thanks for all the comments though... :)

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from tamar 1885 Days ago #
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I’m waiting for Sphinn v2 for that, Brent - I never see incoming messages with the current system.  But I agree totally.  The entire conversation didn’t belong here.  Sorry that I hijacked your thread even further.

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from searchcommander 1885 Days ago #
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So, back to Digg - Nice read, Brent - and some other congrats are in order too. I saw you outside the hotel at Elite Retreat in SF walking about a foot off the ground...

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from BrentCsutoras 1885 Days ago #
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@scott Yeah man.. I have been walking on air these last few days. Thanks :)

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from Fitz 1884 Days ago #
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I think the man is out to get me. I have proof. Both Google and the LOLCats were at Bohemian Grove! Wait.., what was this story about??? lol... awesome thread! Sphinn needs more confusion more often! Thx @clifflyon and @tamar for bringing the fun!

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from blehman 1883 Days ago #
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craazy

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from aglandels 1882 Days ago #
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It’s not surprising to think a website can control the posts of individual users, I’d be shocked if they couldn’t.This is all about the ’followers cult’--some people think Digg is actually important.Digg lives off of other people’s comments and it doesn’t deliver any real content--plain and simple.The same applies to Youtube and other assorted ’popular’ sites. I don’t mind Digg and I’ll certainly use it to my advantage but if it died tommorrow I wouldn’t have any tears.

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from denharsh 1873 Days ago #
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Seems like its becoming a chat room..Anyways something about the submission..Digg auto bury exists long time back..and there is no way that we can deny..though this auto bury thing is based on fact but not enough proof..

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